So It’s Been A While,

There’s a considerably amount of things I want to say, but I don’t particularly know where to start.

When I started this blog, I made it in the hopes of really finding myself. I wanted to discover what it meant to find meaning in myself. I honestly don’t remember when the last time I posted, but I stopped because I didn’t feel fulfilled. As much as I loved posting to share ideas and my thoughts, it almost became a chore. I almost felt like I had to fit in some kind of mold with the theme of this blog. In the past couple of months, in this past spring semester ( I’m correlating time relative to my schooling since that is what my life revolved around right now.), I’ve really discovered a lot. A lot has changed in my perspective and thinking since I’ve started, which is crazy to think since its only been about a year now. These things, I would like to share and document soon enough.

But for now, it’s time to do some renovating. I don’t particularly know where I am going to go with this blog. I’m going to update and change somethings around on this blog. We’ll see how this goes.

How Happy Are You?

Yesterday, was an amazing day. My friends and I went to downtown LA for a museum project assigned by my photo imaging class. I won’t bore you with the details of the assignment, but it required us to go to an art museum. We first visited MOCA for the Happy Show (my personal choice and favorite) and then we ventured off to LACMA. I’ll have another post coming soon with a few pictures I snapped that I ‘d like to share with you.

But what I really want to talk about is the MOCA experience at The Happy Show by Stefan Sagmeister. It was such a positive, inspiring exhibition; I connected to everything Sagmeister was presenting. As I have explained the reasoning for my blog on numerous occasions, this exhibition was the push forward I needed. In the past year I have changed significantly. I was once afraid to step out of my comfort zone; I was too afraid to ask and to do. I use to rely on others to bring happiness for me, but I have realized (in the past year) that no one else can make you happy -only you can. I am not going to let anyone hold me back from doing things that I want to. I am not going to be afraid. You shouldn’t either.

If I don't Ask

I have noticed that my confidence has strengthen in these past few months as I have become more courageous in trying new things and more willing to do things on my own. I believe that having the confidence to do things on your own is such a powerful thing. Once again, only you can make yourself happy. You have to make the choice to be happy. Being able to do things on your own will strengthen your level of confidence and satisfaction.

I think you’ll find that the more you put yourself out there, the more you try new things, and the more you challenge yourself the greater satisfaction you will feel. Think about it, when was the last time you worked on something that you were unsure of and you were scared of the outcome. But you still worked at it – with that little voice in the back of your mind telling you that you were doomed for failure. Once you found out that your troubles were successful, how good did you feel? You felt good right? I hope you did. And that is how it is: When you had those moments of doubt, at the end- when everything is accomplished and done -there is a moment of achievement and satisfaction with yourself. Because in the end, you have nothing to prove to anyone else but yourself. You owe it to yourself to be happy. You deserve it.

Seek Discomfort

My challenge to you today is to do what makes you happy, seek discomfort, and stay unafraid to the challenges that lies ahead.

(Oh, and also visit The Happy Show at MOCA- Pacific Center if you are in the Los Angeles area! Its free!)

Cheers friends, to creating a better and happier you.


In My Closet

I love dressing up. I’m also the kind of person who puts effort in my outfit. I definitely live by the “dress to impress” motto.

The clothes you decide to wear determines the attitude and mood you are setting yourself up with. Wearing the right clothes can give anyone confidence. And I am all about being confident, comfortable, and affordable.

I was trying to figure out what else I wanted to talk about/post about on this blog, and well, I thought of clothes! I’m going to start posting my favorite outfits, fashion items and such. Maybe the occasional outfit of the day.

I also want to say, I am not a fashion guru and I don’t have “high authority” for you to read my fashion “comments” and “advice”. I’m just a girl who wants to share ideas. What you’ll find here is fashion ideas that are fun and affordable. I’m always trying to find new outfit ideas so maybe this could be a place for us all to share ideas! You can inspire me and hopefully I can inspire you too.

Cheers, to looking and feeling good.

Hi, I am Jasmine

Last night I couldn’t sleep.
Laying in bed, I thought of my childhood. I was a very shy kid, painfully shy. My shyness hindered me from trying new things and doing what I wanted. To sum it up, shy also equaled fear. I was shy because I was afraid.
I also thought of all the things I wanted to do during these past couple of months, none of which accomplished. I tried to rationalize the reasons for my incompetence but I soon realize I was making up excuses. Sure, some could be considered legitimate but in all, they were still excuses.
One of the things that I have wanted to do is record my thoughts. I want to write again.
As of right now, I am a struggling college student trying to find my role in society. I’m going back to school, after a two month break. Anxiety fills my every thought. I am at a point in my life where I feel out of control in every possible situation. My main concern is finding my career; I honestly have no idea what I want to do with my life. I have so many interests and there are so many possibilities. I am really conflicted.
All my life, I’ve been somewhat afraid. Scared to speak and scared to do. I’m learning new life lessons every day. And what I’ve learned recently is to be unafraid, to try. I should do what I want, do what I feel, and take a courageous step. Like Nike says, “Just Do It”. This is probably one of the most cliché sayings, but when put into a certain situation it is actually difficult; especially in my case. I’ve always doubted and I’ve always been afraid. I’m learning to take charge of my life. Things won’t get done unless I do something about it. Instead of daydreaming, do something about it.
So, I’m starting this blog. Here, I’ll post my interest and things that I’ve done that will document my growth as a person and (hopefully) bring me closer to finding myself. I’ve had a blog before, but once again I was too afraid to really write anything.
Cheers to new beginnings, trying new things, and staying unafraid.